“One of my big struggles has been being a woman in the entertainment industry. In particular, there’s a lot of misjudgement of female DJs – often, female DJs are judged by their looks rather than their quality or skill set. To counter it, I always try to keep myself updated with the latest news and knowledge. Also, I love to patch my own equipment because it enables me to be independent and troubleshoot any issues on my own even if there aren’t any sound assistants on-site.
I love what I do because every event is a brand new adventure! I’ve had amazing moments like getting to be one of the music directors of the SEA Games in 2015 and the 8th ASEAN Para Games and I’ve also had experiences at the other end of the spectrum – once I played in a venue which had a power failure almost every ten minutes!”
Jane Woon / DJ Cherish
1) What kind of misjudgment of Females DJs would you like to highlight?
Often, female DJs have been judged by their looks rather than their quality and skillset.
2) what have you done to counter it, or how have you stay positive in the face of it?
I would always try to keep myself updated with the latest news and knowledge. Personally, I love to patch my own equipments. This enables me to troubleshoot any occurring issues and at the same time, be independent on my own even if there isn’t any sound assistants on site available.
For 8th ASEAN PARA GAMES (Hockey) & 28th SEA Games 2015 (Squash). Each dj was in-charge of different games